As British Columbia's gateway airport, we serve our community by providing important connectivity between British Columbia and the rest of the world.
Locally, we engage British Columbians through a number of programs to build knowledge and a sense of pride in their airport. We participate in community activities and festivals and work alongside our community partners to build strong connections and encourage growth.
As a community-based organization, we know that connecting with our communities – our neighbours, our employees and our business partners – is key to the Airport Authority’s continued success. To this end we have created and supported a number of initiatives that not only contribute to the community, but offers opportunity for participation and engagement.
Flight Path Park
- Located just East of the South Runway adjacent to Russ Baker Way, YVR is working with the community to revamp Flight Path Park
- We have collected ideas from the community via email and held a public meeting on March 2nd to gather feedback for what the park should look like
- Another public meeting to present what ideas have been gathered and discuss the next steps moving forward will be held on March 9th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at The Spirit of the Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe at YVR
- 516 kg of pennies raised by more than 50 Sea Island businesses and stakeholders at the Final Boarding Call for the Penny at YVR program.
- 165 hampers for created for Quest clients and raising money to cover an additional 200 hampers.
- More than $80,000 donated by the Airport Authority and its business partners.
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
- 250 volunteers collected 853 kg of garbage at the Airport Authority's kick-off clean-up event at Iona Beach on Sea Island
YVR Wheelchair Experience Tours
- A new partnership with Spinal Cord Injury B.C in 2012
- Sponsored the development of a series of nine of how-to travel videos, each focusing on a different aspect of the airport experience.
YVR Banner Program
- The Airport Authority sponsored a contest to select artwork for the hundreds of street banners gracing YVR’s curbs, ramps and parking areas.
- 14 artists submitted 18 pieces of art celebrating the Northwest Coast First Nations art tradition and the theme of flight.
- As part of our public consultation activities, each year we undertake a community survey, conducted and compiled by an external consultant.
- Overall impressions of YVR were positive, with approximately 79% of Metro Vancouver residents giving the airport a rating of 4 out of 5 or higher.